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  1. 02 Dec '15 22:52 / 1 edit
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jail-survey-7-in-10-felons-register-as-democrats/article/2541412

    In a new survey, 7 out of 10 felons seem to register as democrats

    Coincidence?
  2. 02 Dec '15 22:53 / 1 edit
    https://gma.yahoo.com/chris-christie-ted-cruz-claim-most-criminals-democrats-122937540--abc-news-topstories.html#

    Chrispy Kream and Ted Cruz went head to head over the issue

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rebutted rival Sen. Ted Cruz’s claim that the majority of criminals are Democrats in an interview on “Good Morning America” today.

    “I have not noticed that in my background and experience,” the Republican presidential candidate and former federal prosecutor told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “But it doesn’t really matter in the end George, some of this stuff that gets said George, what the American people are really worried about right now is the safety and security of their homes, of the homeland and that’s what I’m focusing on.”

    Donald Trump’s Mocking of Reporter 'Not Worthy' of a Candidate, Chris Christie Says

    Chris Christie Not Ruling Out Waterboarding

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz attempted to make the case Tuesday that most violent criminals are Democrats in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, arguing that Democrats are soft on crime as a result.




    "Now listen, here’s the simple and undeniable fact: The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats,” Cruz told Hewitt. “There’s a reason why the Democrats for years have been viewed as soft on crime, because they go in and they appoint to the bench judges who release violent criminals. They go in and fight to give the right to vote to convicted felons. Why? Because the Democrats know convicted felons tend to vote Democrat."



    Christie, who served as a U.S. attorney after the 9/11 attacks, has made his national security credentials a central selling point in his campaign platform. In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Christie has argued that no refugees from Syria, including women and children, should be allowed into the United States right now, because he says they can’t be properly vetted.

    Christie continues to maintain that even women and children pose a terrorist threat.

    “We have seen women and children play roles in terrorist attacks before, you and I both know this,” Christie said. “And so the fact is we can all play to the U.N. crowd and say we want to get applause from those folks around the world; I’m worried about the homeland here.”




    question is this: ‘Why doesn’t the president listen to the FBI director? The FBI director said we can’t vet these people, not at the speed the president wants to bring them in.”

    The Obama administration has said that any refugee allowed into the United States will undergo stringent vetting.
  3. 02 Dec '15 22:57
    Has the Democrat party targeted unlawful people as just one of many special interest groups to pander to? Is this why they are so much softer on crime and in hysterics when illegal aliens are called illegal aliens?
  4. 03 Dec '15 00:25
    Originally posted by whodey
    Has the Democrat party targeted unlawful people as just one of many special interest groups to pander to? Is this why they are so much softer on crime and in hysterics when illegal aliens are called illegal aliens?
    The Democrat party is reliant on "low information" voters.
  5. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    03 Dec '15 00:59 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jail-survey-7-in-10-felons-register-as-democrats/article/2541412

    In a new survey, 7 out of 10 felons seem to register as democrats

    Coincidence?
    No coincidence Whodey, Democrats ARE the bad guy's and cannot be trusted (including me!) We're socialist, leftist, lazy, welfare mooching low life scum, out to ruin everything for REAL Americans like you Norm, Uther, sh76, and other pillars of our once fine nation. Our "big government" ideas have given us sky high taxes, fueled anti american sentiment, and made America the whipping boy of the planet. Democrats are nothing more than tree hugging, quiche eating, spineless pacifists who cannot, and should not be trusted! (There...did I hit all the necessary conservative sound bites?)
  6. 03 Dec '15 01:29
    Originally posted by bill718
    No coincidence Whodey, Democrats ARE the bad guy's and cannot be trusted (including me!) We're socialist, leftist, lazy, welfare mooching low life scum, out to ruin everything for REAL Americans like you Norm, Uther, sh76, and other pillars of our once fine nation. Our "big government" ideas have given us sky high taxes, fueled anti american sentiment, and m ...[text shortened]... should not be trusted! (There...did I hit all the necessary conservative sound bites?)
    Now see, isn't confession good for the soul?
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    03 Dec '15 07:13
    Originally posted by whodey
    Now see, isn't confession good for the soul?
    He does not really care. He is addicted just like a drug addict. He can't help voting for for the left-wing liberals.
  8. 03 Dec '15 07:17
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jail-survey-7-in-10-felons-register-as-democrats/article/2541412

    In a new survey, 7 out of 10 felons seem to register as democrats

    Coincidence?
    Minority voters are more likely to be felons.
    Minority voters are more likely to vote Democrat.

    Which of these did you find surprising?
  9. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    03 Dec '15 14:18
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    He does not really care. He is addicted just like a drug addict. He can't help voting for for the left-wing liberals.
    I do it all for you RJ!
  10. 03 Dec '15 16:03
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Minority voters are more likely to be felons.
    Minority voters are more likely to vote Democrat.

    Which of these did you find surprising?
    Neither is surprising. Both groups are seeking unearned benefits from government, which Democrats happily promise, then usually fail to deliver.
  11. 03 Dec '15 21:25
    Well, this cop is a democrat and a felon:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIPjzr22uK4
  12. 03 Dec '15 21:32
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    He does not really care. He is addicted just like a drug addict. He can't help voting for for the left-wing liberals.
    He seems like a nice fellow.

    I'm sure he thinks that paying higher energy taxes is saving the world.
  13. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    04 Dec '15 00:05 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jail-survey-7-in-10-felons-register-as-democrats/article/2541412

    In a new survey, 7 out of 10 felons seem to register as democrats

    Coincidence?
    There is a potential clue in a nice little book which I finished reading quite recently: called "Granny Made Me An Anarchist" by Stuart Christie

    In prison, both in Spain and the UK, Christie spent time with characters responsible for some vile crimes, some of whom he describes in his book. He concluded: "Before I went to prison my world view was black and white, a moral chessboard on which everyone was either a goody or a baddy. But the ambiguities in people I came across in prison made me uneasy and I began to question my assumptions about the nature of good and evil. I came to recognise that apparently kind people sometimes had a duplicitous side, while those with a reputation for cruelty sometimes showed themselves capable of great selflessness and generosity of spirit. ... I was brought face to face with what Hannah Arendt termed 'the banality of evil'. As far as I could tell, there was no psychological or sociological equation between intelligence and bravery, conviction and courage, ideology and humanity or class and generosity of spirit. .. The fact I met very few people who could honestly be called 'evil' made me more inclined to look for the reason they had committed evil acts. I became less judgemental of individuals and more committed to oppose a form of society that inclined individuals to commit crimes against each other." [pp201,202]

    One thing you may notice after a moment's thought. Christie is not talking about himself but about others. It is not his view of himself that has changed in prison but his views about the other people he encountered there. Similarly, what prison may be doing in the study you describe is not particularly connected with selfish interests, but possibly generating a new awareness and concern for others. In other words, they cease to be so self absorbed and so selfish, and become more socially concerned, which brings them closer to Democrat values than the values of the Republicans.

    What that study certainly also clarifies is the reason why Republicans work to prevent ex convicts from being able to vote. Nothing to do with morality or social concern, everything to do with vote fixing. You see, democrats (the small d is intentional) do not need to explain why everyone should vote in a democracy - it is those who take away votes from large sections of the population that need a justification. It is rational to invite people back into society once they have served their time and irrational to exclude them - excpet for cynical, partisan objectives.

    {Since you ask, he was imprisoned in Spain for bringing explosives to blow up Franco with. This was illegal at that time in Spain. In the UK he was wrongfully imprisoned on trumped up political charges before being freed when found not guilty.]